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This is a short and stocky dragonfly, about 4 cm in length, with a broad, flattened abdomen and very dark wing bases. Presented here is the male, recognized by blue pruinescence on the abdomen with yellow spots along the segment sides.
This is a common and widespread European species, found around ponds and other water bodies - here, in a small artificial pond in pre-Alps.
Spotted on Jun 30, 2019
Submitted on Jul 2, 2019